HOWARD BRIDGE FLOODS @ BURRUM RIVER PHOTOS 28TH DEC 2010

HOWARD BRIDGE CUT OFF BY FLOOD WATERSRARE FLOODING OF THE KEY ROAD ON HOWARD SCENIC ROUTE

Locals say last time this happened was over 15 years ago.

I have been here 10 years and never saw the water over the bridge.

This event will certainly have people talking about it for some time as this bridge is very important to the local community here at Howard & Torbanlea.

Tour buses use it regularly as well.

Perhaps when money allows it, the bridge should be converted to a weir and a road on top.

Photos and story published by Henry Sapiecha

FRASER COAST HAPPENINGS & XMAS WISHES AS PER THE LOCAL COUNCIL

17 December 2010
Christmas message from the Mayor
Residential or commercial? Home based business assessments
Carols by Candlelight in Hervey Bay and New Year’s Eve across the region
Christmas Picnic at the Pines
Hervey Bay foreshore cleanup day
It’s party time for kids on holiday
Chinese garden for Botanical Gardens next year
Tour the Fraser Coast galleries during Christmas
What’s on
Christmas message from the Mayor

Hello


Christmas is always a time of reflection, when we analyse the previous 12 months, pondering on our successes and failures, keen to ensure next year is even better.

2010 was a challenging year, yet Council achieved important milestones such as delivering our second budget which included a $66 million capital works program.

To maintain the Fraser Coast’s reputation as one of the fastest growing regions in Australia, Council launched its Economic Development Strategy and the Fraser Coast 2031 Strategy which will guide the development of the region for the next 20 years.

The Fraser Coast 2031 Strategy is the first step in developing a Community Plan and creating one Fraser Coast Planning Scheme.

We worked closely with the tourism industry, the development industry and ratepayers to build a better region.

We listened to our residents at Community Chats throughout the Fraser Coast and strived to implement their wishes where practicable.

We finally put amalgamation to rest and will continue to move forward confidently.

While our communities within the region have significant differences, that adds colour, interest and variety. We are not just a beach region. We are not just a country region, or an historic centre. We are all of those and more, with much to offer new businesses, new residents and tourists.

We have every reason to be proud of our Fraser Coast and confident in its future. While we have buckled slightly under the weight of the economic blues, we are now in a position to bounce back strongly as the economy lifts.

I wish you a joyous Christmas with your families and friends and trust that you enter the New Year with confident enthusiasm.

With very best wishes,

Mick Kruger
Fraser Coast Mayor


Residential or commercial? Home based business assessments
Council routinely undertakes inspections across the region to ensure that property use is consistent with the rates charged.

Acting CEO Lisa Desmond said that under Council’s revenue policy residential rates are applicable to properties used solely for a “single residential dwelling” purpose. Where a property is used for commercial, business or similar purposes, “commercial rates apply.”

Recent inspections have highlighted a number of residences being used as museums or to showcase the region’s rich cultural heritage.

“The inspection process was not designed to impact on those properties,” Ms Desmond said.

“Residents who open their own homes for the public to occasionally view their heritage character or gardens and who may request a gold coin or nominal entry fee to cover expenses such as public liability and insurance will not be impacted.

“Council supports and encourages small home based businesses which are an integral part of providing opportunities for the community and visitors to the region to experience our rich heritage.”

Ms Desmond encourages residents to contact Council for information regarding the impact on their rates of operating a home based business, as some have already done, to ensure that they have the relevant approvals in place to operate a home-based business.

Enquiries from some property owners in early December resulted in Council resolving at its Ordinary Meeting on December 8, to review and clarify the rating structure and charges for home-based businesses as part of the 2011/12 budget deliberations.


Carols by Candlelight in Hervey Bay and New Year’s Eve across the region
Make sure your vocal chords are in tune this weekend because Fraser Coast Regional Council proudly presents the RSL Carols by Candlelight, starring The Twine, The Great Scott Show, Bayside Christian Band and Choir and All Sorts Vocale Ensemble on Saturday December 18 at Hervey Bay’s Seafront Oval. Bring the whole family. It’s FREE and starts at 5.15pm.  More …

Welcome in 2011 at a New Year’s Eve celebration near you –

Howard – Concert
Brolga Theatre – Masquerade Ball
Mary River Parklands – Fireworks
Tinnanbar – sausage sizzle, golf, entertainment and outdoor movie
Urangan Pier – Fireworks
Poona – twilight supper and dance
Scarness Park – Hervey Bay Council for the Arts talent quest and other entertainment
Details …

Be sure to check www.festivefrasercoast.com.au for other holiday events throughout the Fraser Coast region.


Christmas Picnic at the Pines
Don’t spend Christmas alone. Head to the Pines Playground on the Hervey Bay Esplanade for Fraser Coast’s Christmas Picnic Lunch at the Pines.

There’s no age limit, children are welcome and lunch is from midday to 2pm.

Anyone wanting to volunteer to help or donate money should contact the Mayor’s secretary Jenni Oort on 1300 79 49 29.

More …


Hervey Bay foreshore cleanup day
Everyone’s invited to the Hervey Bay foreshore on Sunday 20 February 2011 for a two-hour clean up and celebration of our fantastic natural environment.

Fraser Coast Regional Council’s environment section has selected 10 natural areas along the Hervey Bay foreshore that will benefit from the removal of weeds, rubbish and dead plant material. Trees will also be planted near the All Abilities Playground.

“We are aiming to have a fun morning with a celebration barbecue to round it off after work finishes around 10am,” said Fraser Coast Mayor Mick Kruger.

“We live in one of the most beautiful areas in Australia. We have World Heritage Listed Fraser Island, the Great Sandy Strait RAMSAR site and our mainland foreshore is nothing less than stunning. I would encourage everyone to set Sunday 20 February aside to come along for a couple of hours light work, but more importantly to celebrate and enjoy our natural environment.”

This Fraser Coast Regional Council initiative to highlight the work of the Community Environment Program (CEP) in which groups of residents help maintain parks and natural areas. The popularity of the CEP is growing across the Fraser Coast region with 18 groups already under way. Residents can form their own groups or join an existing group.

Just contact Community Environment Program Officer Marc Russell on 4197 4644 for more information.

Volunteers on 20 February are encouraged to turn up no later than 7.45am for 15 minutes of induction and instruction, before pitching into the clean up action at 8am. A prompt arrival would be appreciated so Council staff need to carry out only one group induction.

All tools will be supplied but volunteers are encouraged to wear a hat, gloves, sunscreen and covered-in shoes and bring a water bottle.

“We are hoping to get at least 250 people register so that we can make a significant impression on our foreshore,” Cr Kruger said.

“We would also encourage businesses, particularly near the foreshore, to come on board and help sponsor the celebration barbecue. Any business interested should contact Lauron Power on 4197 4458.”

Volunteers will be allocated an area and notified where to turn up on the day. Watch this space for more information closer to the event.


It’s party time for kids on holiday
Witneys’ and Fraser Coast Cycles Slick Moves Across the Fraser Coast. Bring along your skateboard, scooter or bike and win!

7 January: Hervey Bay 3pm.

11 January: Maryborough 3pm.

Check out the Hervey Bay PCYC holiday program for primary and secondary school age groups that includes a trip to Dreamworld and Cablewake, surfing workshops and more.

Maryborough’s young people should watch the newspapers for registration forms for a trip to Dreamworld, Cablewake, art classes at Gatakers Artspace ($10)

And … Kick it for Kids is re-opening for the school holidays from 15 December to 14 January at the Tiaro Community Centre.

Bauple’s young people will be able to enjoy the Council’s portable ramps at the Bauple Recreation grounds during January – keep a lookout for the dates.

For more information on Maryborough and Tiaro events contact Patrice on 4190 5822 or go to the Council’s Youth webpage ..


Chinese garden for Botanical Gardens next year
Expect a Moon Gate and Cloud Wall,  two contemplation courts, a fortune wall, an arbour, riffle and ponds in the Chinese garden planned for the Hervey Bay Botanical Gardens.

The garden design by Fraser Coast landscape architect Stephen Perry, is finished and building will start in the New Year once the plans are approved by Council’s buiding department.

The Chinese garden was planned in co-operation with designers from the Fraser Coast’s sister sity Leshan. It will include artifacts brought back to the Fraser Coast by Councillors visiting Leshan in May this year.

The garden will be located near the Urangan Community Centre.


Tour the Fraser Coast galleries during Christmas
Visit the Hervey Bay Regional Gallery in Old Maryborough Road, Hervey Bay for –

The Promised Land: The Art of Lawrence Daws

Water Line photographys by Queensland artist Craig Holmes. More…

A celebration event is planned for Saturday 15 January  2pm – 4pm.

Also on Saturday 15 January 2011 the 21st Century Kids Summer Festival on Tour, 10am – 2pm,  a day a free activities for children of all ages, organised by Queensland Art Gallery.

At Maryborough’s Gataker’s Art Space –

Flying Arts

Jewellery by Fraser Coast artist Val Bennett

Birds, Bats and Habitat by Lee Carter (left) More…


What’s on
15 December to 14 January Kick it for Kids Tiaro Community Centre
18 December Carols by Candlelight 5.15pm Seafront Oval, Hervey Bay
23 December Merryborough Twilight Christmas shopping All day until 8pm Merryborough CBD
To 30 December Exhibition: Hinterland Magic by Tiaro Creative Arts Group Tiaro Community Centre
31 December New Year’s Eve celebrations at Tinnanbar from 1pm Tinnanbar foreshore and Rural Fire Brigade Shed
31 December New Year’s Eve concert at Howard 7pm Burrum District Community Centre
31 December New Year’s Eve Talent Search 5pm Scarness Park, Hervey Bay
31 December New Year’s Eve Masquerade Party 7.30pm Tickets $85 or $80 concession/family Brolga Theatre, Maryborough
31 December Midnight fireworks displays sponsored by the Fraser Coast Regional Council Queens Park, Maryborough

Urangan Pier, Hervey Bay

7 January Witneys’ & Fraser Coast Cycles Slick Moves Across the Fraser Coast Hervey Bay Skate Park
11 January Witneys’ & Fraser Coast Cycles Slick Moves Across the Fraser Coast Maryborough Skate Park

More Fraser Coast events …

Received & published by Henry Sapiecha


Edition 4 – December 2010
Get in the Christmas spirit at Carols by Candlelight
New Year’s Eve Fireworks!
Find the perfect escape these holidays – and save!
Special Christmas Staycation Offers
Boredom busters
Australia Day 2011
Discover the Fraser Coast with our Discovery Trails
Fraser Coast Events Calendar – December/January
Maybe Melbourne? Update
Merryborough Markets and Twilight Christmas Shopping
Christmas Day Picnic at the Pines
Get in the Christmas spirit at Carols by Candlelight

Fraser Coast Regional Council and Hervey Bay RSL present Carols by Candlelight on Saturday 18 December at Seafront Oval with a great program starting at 5.15pm including a performance by internationally award winning comedy juggler The Great Scott followed by a special children’s show featuring The Twine and an on-stage visit by Santa Claus.

The main carols program, in association with the Hervey Bay Christian Ministers’ Association, will begin at 7pm. There will be free amusement rides from 5pm to 9pm, courtesy of Hervey Bay RSL. More…


New Year’s Eve Fireworks!

Fraser Coast Regional Council has joined forces with local business and community groups to make sure the region welcomes in the New Year in colourful style. Council is proudly sponsoring five New Year’s Eve events across the region: four with fireworks displays. More…


Find the perfect escape these holidays – and save!

Don’t go anywhere else.  Holiday, or Staycation, in the best place in the world… the Fraser Coast!

You’ve got the perfect holiday playground for your family and visiting friends and relatives -with eco-adventures, beautiful safe beaches, living history and more.

You’ll even get great discounts to over 70 Fraser Coast attractions and businesses – just because you’re a local or are accompanied by friends or family visiting from outside the region.  More…


Special Christmas Staycation Offers
Here is a Christmas gift for you. As well as the usual Staycations specials, a number of local attractions and businesses are also offering Christmas specials for locals. More…


Boredom busters
The kids won’t have time to be bored during the Christmas school holidays with heaps of activities and places to visit:


Australia Day 2011
Breakfasts, barbecues and morning teas, Australiana games and bush poetry, flag raising and presentations will be the flavour of Australia Day celebrations across the Fraser Coast in 2011.  More…


Discover the Fraser Coast with our Discovery Trails
Spend the holidays discovering your Fraser Coast …

We’ve put together over 20 Discovery Trails for you to choose from. Here’s a taste of what you’ll find …


New! Fraser Coast hinterland trails
Experience the charms of our rural areas including Tiaro, Bauple, Howard and Torbanlea. Buy country craft and produce, dine in historic hotels, visit museums or take a relaxing drive past sugar cane fields, cattle, orchards and state forest. Get off the beaten track with dedicated trails for horse riding, bush walking, and mountain bikes.


Museums Trail
Delve into colourful history, amazing artefacts and stunning heritage architecture by visiting our region’s impressive collection of museums and historical collections.


Fraser Coast Fishing Trail
Our Fraser Coast is Australia’s best destination for unforgettable fishing experiences. Some top fishing spots to try over the summer include Fraser Island and Maaroom, Boonooroo/Tuan, Poona and Tinnanbar.

Discover more trails…


Latest events and news
December

10      – Pool Party – Maryborough and Hervey Bay Aquatic Centres, Ages 6 to 17
11      – Dingo Day and Candle Night
11      – Glenwood Christmas Function
11      – Skateboarding, Scooter and Bike Competiton, Maryborough, from 3pm
11      – Burrum District Christmas Carnival, Howard
12      – Sunday in the Park, Pier Park, Urangan
14      – Christmas Capers for Kids, Hervey Bay Library
18      – Hervey Bay RSL Carols by Candlelight, Seafront Oval
23      – Christmas Markets, Maryborough CBD
23      – Merryborough Christmas Twilight Shopping, Maryborough CBD
24      – Harbour View Twilight Markets
25      – River Heads Farmers & Artisians Market
26      – Sunday in the Park, Queens Park, Maryborough
31      – New Year’s Eve events across the region

January

12       – Adam Brand – Comin’ Home Tour, Brolga Theatre, Maryborough
26       – Citizenship Ceremony, USQ Fraser Coast campus
26       – Flying Art artful weaving, Hervey Bay Wide Bay TAFE Campus
9, 10   – Mary River Festival, Petrie Park, Tiaro
14-16  – Maryborough Heritage Craft Fest – Maryborough City Hall
16       – Torbanlea Picnic Races, Torbanlea
24       – Dorothy the Dinosaur Travelling Show, Brolga Theatre, Maryborough
30-31  – Tiaro Landcare Catch & Release Fishing Competition – Petrie Park, Tiaro

Get the latest events news and information at www.frasercoastevents.com.au


Maybe Melbourne? Update
Negotiations continue with Tiger Airways who are expected to make an announcement late December regarding their decision to introduce direct air services between Hervey Bay and Melbourne.

You can still show your support for our campaign to establish this air service.  The stronger our show of community support, the greater our chances of successfully securing a direct Melbourne route for the Fraser Coast.

Register today


Merryborough Markets and Twilight Christmas Shopping
Find unique handmade gifts and farm fresh produce at Christmas Market day
Maryborough’s Heritage Market will take on a distinct Christmas flavour on Thursday 23 December.  If you would like all your Christmas shopping in one place, be sure to visit this famous weekly market in Maryborough’s CBD.  It is the place to go for fresh produce for your festive cooking; beautiful flowers, plants and living gifts; handmade and imported jewellery; children’s clothes and toys; unique art and craft and much more.  Look out for Santa and Mary Christmas. There will also be children’s amusements and entertainment.

Twilight Christmas Shopping in Maryborough CBD
Maryborough’s historic CBD will transform into a Twilight Christmas shopping experience on Thursday 23 December with local businesses and some market stalls on City Hall green trading until 8pm.  Carol singing, jazz musicians and other entertainment as well as prizes and competitions will add wonderful festive cheer to this special evening.


Christmas Day Picnic at the Pines
Don’t spend Christmas Day alone. Head to the Pines Playground on the Hervey Bay Esplanade for a free picnic lunch from noon to 2pm on Christmas Day.  There is no age limit and the picnic will be children-friendly, smoke and alcohol free. The organisers aim to provide everyone who attends with a picnic lunch, old fashioned games and maybe a small gift.

Anyone who would like to attend can leave their name and contact details with the Uniting Church office on 4125 5233, the Bayside Christian Church office on 4124 3327 or the Urangan Community Centre on 4125 5499.

Volunteers needed – If you would like to volunteer to help with the annual Picnic at the Pines Christmas Lunch please click here or collect a registration form from the Council’s Customer Service offices, the PCYC, the Uniting Church or the Urangan Community Centre.

BECOME A TOURIST
IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD

Share your story and win
We want you to share how you “live life happy” on the Fraser Coast over the holidays. Each month, a winning entry will receive a Quintessential Fraser Coast Gift Pack valued at $50.

Simply tell us in 150 words or less about your Fraser Coast and send your photos which capture the essence of the region to helpdeskmedia@frasercoast.
qld.gov.au

More …

Fraser Coast Quintessential Online Gift Shop

Get the perfect Christmas gift for friends and family with a unique gift from our Fraser Coast Quintessential Gift Shop. Get a souvenir made by a local artist or get a ‘taste of the region’ with local produce at our online shop.

Click here to visit our on-line shop.

It’s time to shine!

Singing Santas, reindeer and thousands of fairy lights are about to make a stunning appearance across the region as the hundreds of houses and businesses turn on their displays in the annual Light Up Fraser Coast Christmas lights competition.

Competition categories cover Hervey Bay, Maryborough, rural residential, Tinana, Granville, Fraser Coast hinterland, first timers and best neighbourhood or street.

There is also a section for the best Nativity Scene in Hervey Bay, sponsored by the Hervey Bay Christian Ministers’ Association and the most Energy Efficient display across the region sponsored by Ergon Energy.

Entrants will turn their light displays between 7pm and 10pm from Saturday, December 11 until Christmas Day. Maps showing the locations of entries will be published by the Fraser Coast Chronicle: Maryborough locations on December 16 and Hervey Bay locations on December 17. The winners will be announced in the Fraser Coast Chronicle on December 18.

Fraser Coast Visitor Information Centres

Fraser Coast Regional Council distributes the information in this newsletter as a general reference source. Despite our best efforts, Council makes no warranties about the validity of the information in this publication. Council disclaims all responsibility and liability (including through negligence) for expenses, losses, damages and costs incurred as a result of the information in this newsletter being inaccurate or incomplete.

FRASER COAST COUNCIL NEWSLETTER

Message from the Acting Mayor

Hello

The storm season is nearly upon us and residents who have lived here all their lives, as I have, will be well aware that cyclones do hit our region. Lives have been lost in the past. We want to ensure that doesn’t happen in the future.

The key to your family’s survival during a cyclone, flood or bushfire is preparation.

The Council is helping you prepare by issuing every household with an Emergency Action Guide containing preparation tips, then holding public meetings to answer your questions.

Read your Emergency Action Guide then bring it along to one of the meetings listed on the Council’s website. When you get home after the meeting, put what you have learned into practice.

My husband John and I will be attending a meeting for our family’s welfare. It is so long since a cyclone came our way that we might well have forgotten some of the measures we should be taking and there are sure to be new, helpful ideas.

Gather your neighbours and family together and come along in a group. It could be a social occasion that could save your lives.

Kind regards,

Julie Arthur
Acting Fraser Coast Mayor


Use your Guide to prepare for the cyclone season
Meteorologists are predicting increased storm activity this summer so the Council is helping you prepare, just in case.

You should have received in your letterbox a Council Emergency Action Guide that includes tips on preparing for storms, flood, bushfire or cyclones.

Read your guide thoroughly  to ensure you fully understand how to prepare for an emergency then, most importantly, prepare!

Bring your Emergency Action guide along to one of the remaining free public seminars on how to prepare. Left: Seminar organiser Chris Vakas shows Acting Mayor Julie Arthur what an emergency pack could contain.

For remaining meeting dates and times – More …


Carols by Candlelight in Hervey Bay
Get your singing voices ready, dust off your santa hats and mark December 18 on your calendar for Carols by Candlelight on the Fraser Coast – a FREE event for the whole family. Don’t miss this spectacular celebration at the Hervey Bay Seafront Oval starting at 5.15pm.  More …

Be sure to check www.festivefrasercoast.com.au other holiday events throughout the Fraser Coast region.


New on-line service for common problems
You can now report a common issue or request a service from the Council on-line.

The new streamlined on-line service provides a convenient and easy way to contact the Council from your home and to ensure your report is dealt with as quickly as possible.

Simply click on to the “Report an Issue” icon on the home page of the Council’s website and follow the prompts to the form that applies to your request.

A Council Customer Service Officer will respond by email within two working days advising you of your unique customer request ID number and when you can expect to have your request resolved.


Light up your Fraser Coast
Help radiate the joy of Christmas by entering your home in Light Up the Fraser Coast.

The competition is open to businesses and private homes throughout the region and includes several categories in different areas with prizes to be won.

Entry forms are available in the Fraser Coast Chronicle or on the Council’s website. If you don’t want to enter the competition but want your lights display on the Chronicle’s Christmas Lights Map, tick the display only box on the entry form. Entries close 10 December.


Nominate for Australia Day Awards

Do you know any outstanding Aussies or community groups in the Fraser Coast region?

If you do, nominate them for an Australia Day Award in each of the four previous local government communities (Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Tiaro and Woocoo).

Nomination forms are available at Council’s administration centres, can be downloaded from the Council’s website (click here) or you can ring Council on 1300 79 49 29 to have a form posted to you.

Post completed nomination forms as soon as possible to:

Australia Day Awards
Fraser Coast Regional Council
PO Box 1943
HERVEY BAY Q 4655
or
Email to:enquiry@frasercoast.qld.gov.au


It’s party time for kids on holiday
Witneys’and Fraser Coast Cycles Slick Moves Across the Fraser Coast. Bring along your skateboard, scooter or bike and win!

4 December: Howard 3pm.

7 January: Hervey Bay 3pm.

11 January: Maryborough 3pm.

10 December: Pool Party at Hervey Bay Aquatic Centre for 5 to 17-year-olds, $5.

10 December: Pool Party at Maryborough’s Aquatic Centre for 6 to 11-year-olds in the 25-metre pool and 12 to 17-year-olds in the 50-metre pool, barbecue, $5.
But wait, there’s more …

Check out the Hervey Bay PCYC holiday program for primary and secondary school age groups that includes a trip to Dreamworld and Cablewake, surfing workshops and more.

Maryborough’s young people should watch the newspapers for registration forms for a trip to Dreamworld, Cablewake, art classes at Gatakers Artspace ($10)

And … Kick it for Kids is re-opening for the school holidays from 15 December to 14 January at the Tiaro Community Centre.

Bauple’s young people will be able to enjoy the Council’s portable ramps at the Bauple Recreation grounds during January – keep a lookout for the dates.

For more information on Maryborough and Tiaro events contact Patrice on 4190 5822 or go to the Council’s Youth webpage …


Take a seat, a new seat, and enjoy the show!
When you visit the Maryborough Showgrounds and Equestrian Park, you can now enjoy your chosen show in more comfort.

The Fraser Coast Council has replaced the 30-year-old seats in the MSEP grandstand with 576 bright blue, Australian made, polypropylene seats and upgraded the grandstand structure during a $160,000 renovation.

The concrete grandstand was also cleaned, repaired and sealed to stop water penetration. Roof sheeting and rusted purlins were replaced, the new purlins painted and the lighting was upgraded. Non slip and high visibility paints were applied to the surfaces of all walkways to improve safety before the seats were installed. More …

Right: MSEP Co-ordinator Thea Griffin and Acting Mayor Julie Arthur in the newly renovated grandstand.


Fraser Coast company to build Hervey Bay PCYC extension
Fraser Coast builder Monopoly Constructions has been awarded the $1.3 million contract to build the third court at the Hervey Bay PCYC. As part of the contract Monopoly Constructions will also utilise 12 local sub-contractors who employ approximately 97 staff.

It is expected that work on the project will start mid December, 2010 and be finished by April, 2011. More …


Grants available for community events
Are you planning a community event that could benefit from some financial support?

Fraser Coast Regional Council’s Community and Events Support Grants Scheme is now open for applications.

Eligible community groups and organisations are invited to apply for funding of up to $5,000 to assist with community projects and events taking place between May and October 2011.

Applications close on 11 February 2011 and successful applicants will be notified in April 2011. Application forms are available from Council’s Administration Centres, Libraries and from Council’s website www.frasercoast.qld.gov.au

All enquiries should be directed to Council’s Grants Officer on 1300 79 49 29 or grants@frasercoast.qld.gov.au


What’s on
3 December Exhibition opening – Birds, Bats and Habitats 6.30pm Gatakers Artspace, Maryborough
4 December Witneys’ & Fraser Coast Cycles Slick Moves Across the Fraser Coast Howard Skate Park
To 4 December Exhibition: Impact and Fusion by Bello Benischauer Hervey Bay Regional Gallery
To 4 December Exhibition Critical Aspect by Wide Bay Institute of TAFE visual arts students Hervey Bay Regional Gallery
5 December Children’s Christmas Concert in the Park 4.30pm Scarness Park, Hervey Bay
8 December FCRC Ordinary meeting followed by Community and Development Committee meeting 9.30am Hervey Bay Council Chamber
10 December Kids Pool Party Hervey Bay Aquatic Centre
10 December Kids Pool Party Maryborough Aquatic Centre
11 December Glenwood Christmas Function 4.30pm Glenwood Community Hall
15 December FCRC Strategic and Organisational Committee meeting  9.30am Maryborough Council Chamber
15 December to 14 January Kick it for Kids Tiaro Community Centre
18 December Carols by Candlelight 5.15pm Seafront Oval, Hervey Bay
To 30 December Exhibition: Hinterland Magic by Tiaro Creative Arts Group Tiaro Community Centre
31 December New Year’s Eve celebrations at Tinnanbar from 1pm Tinnanbar foreshore and Rural Fire Brigade Shed
31 December New Year’s Eve concert at Howard 7pm Burrum District Community Centre
31 December New Year’s Eve Talent Search 5pm Scarness Park, Hervey Bay
31 December New Year’s Eve Masquerade Party 7.30pm Tickets $85 or $80 concession/family Brolga Theatre, Maryborough
31 December Midnight fireworks displays sponsored by the Fraser Coast Regional Council Queens Park, Maryborough

Urangan Pier, Hervey Bay

7 January Witneys’ & Fraser Coast Cycles Slick Moves Across the Fraser Coast Hervey Bay Skate Park
11 January Witneys’ & Fraser Coast Cycles Slick Moves Across the Fraser Coast Maryborough Skate Park

More Fraser Coast events …

Contact your Council

Phone: 1300 79 49 29

Customer Service Centre:
77 Tavistock Street, Hervey Bay
431 Kent Street, Maryborough
Forgan Terrace, Tiaro

PO Box 1943,
Hervey Bay Q  4655

Fax: 4197 4455

enquiry@frasercoast.qld.gov.au

www.frasercoast.qld.gov.au

Quick Links
Main Street open to traffic by Christmas
Main Street Hervey Bay should be open to traffic again on Christmas Eve.

Unseasonal wet weather has substantially delayed the project but the contractor has allocated additional resources to the project and is aiming to complete the roadworks and open the street to traffic by December 24, weather permitting.
This project and other road projects planned for the near future will improve traffic flow through central Hervey Bay.

Landscaping and associated concrete works will continue into the New Year.

Christmas/New Year closing times for Council offices

All Council offices and depots will close 2pm on Christmas Eve and re-open on 4 January 2011. For urgent enquiries call 1300 79 49 29.

Christmas /New Year hours for Maryborough Showgrounds and Equestrian Park

Maryborough Showgrounds and Equestrian Park will close for the Christmas/New Year at 5pm 23 December 2010 and re-open again on 29 December 2010.

Have your say this weekend on Anzac Park upgrades

The Council wants your ideas and input into planned upgrades to Maryborough’s Anzac Park.

Shelters, barbecues, new play equipment and paths are included in the plans.

Come along to a public meeting at the Anzac Park playground off Cheapside Street at 10am on Saturday 4 December 2010 and help plan these improvements for our region.

New-look for Point Vernon community centre

Come along to an open day at the Halcro Street Community Centre in Point Vernon on Friday December 9 from 9am to 1pm, to see the centre’s new look and facilities after a comprehensive refurbishment.

The centre started life as a Telecom depot and is now home for Home Assist Secure and Community Radio 107.5FM.

Meeting rooms are available for community groups or government services looking to establish a presence in Point Vernon. Bay Connect is also setting up computers to offer training courses and a small lending library of novels has been started.

Point Vernon and Pialba residents will soon receive their first newsletter from the centre which will include a questionnaire asking for suggestions for a new name. Suggestions can be sent to the Community Centre Co-ordinator at 30 Halcro Street, Point Vernon.

Arborcrescent Road rebuild

A 110-metre section of Arborcrescent Road in Glenwood will shortly be rebuilt to improve its alignment. The gravel road has encroached on to three properties, and the owners have asked Council to move the road. The rebuild will include a three-metre verge and will be carried out while Council’s roadworks machinery is working on other roads in Glenwood.

Work under way on Hervey Bay Community Centre

Work is under way on the $ 6.7m Hervey Bay Community Centre in Old Maryborough Road.

Funding for the 1760 square metre building came from the Australian Government’s Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program – Strategic Projects ($4.4 m), the Queensland Government ($1.6m), the Fraser Coast Regional Council ($600,000), Hervey Bay Rotary Club Sunrise ($65,910) and the Neighbourhood Centre ($65,000).

Lead contractor Fraser Coast company VDM Constructions and 16 Fraser Coast sub-contractors plan to complete the project by the end of June 2011.

FRASER COAST COUNCIL TO REZONE LAND PARCELS FOR IMPROVED USAGE

There are moves afoot to upgrade uses of land in the Fraser Coast Queensland for the future of the region.


Not before time.

View some material in this council web link below

http://www.frasercoast.qld.gov.au/web/guest/hervey-bay-city-planning-scheme-draft-amendments

Sourced & published by Henry Sapiecha